The New International Encyclopædia/Astorga
ASTORGA, ȧs-tōr′gȧ (anciently, Lat. Asturica). The capital of Asturia. A town of Spain in the Province of Leon, still surrounded by ancient Roman fortifications. In the neighborhood is a ruined castle of some interest to antiquarians. The town was once known as the ‘City of Priests,’ and in the Seventeenth Century, Emmanuele d'Astorga, the famous musician, spent some time in one of its convents in search of health. It is the see of a bishop.